Issues Decided

  1. Establishment of Animal Health Institute: Punjab Council got notified a high powered committee by the State Govt. which was headed by Dr.C.M.Singh, President ,Veterinary Council Of India to look into the on-going health programmers for animal welfare in the State and suggest improvement measures wherever necessary to provide the livestock with efficient health cover. On the recommendation of this committee, the Animal Health Institute has been established at Jalandhar at an annual cost of Rs.1.30 crores.
  2. PUNJAB VETERINARY JOURNAL, a bi-annual journal:
    Punjab Council decided to launch a bi-annual journal under the name "Punjab Veterinarian"(now Punjab Veterinary Journal) way back in the year 1993. The field veterinarians and the researchers in the field of Veterinary Animal Sciences contribute articles for this journal. A common platform has, thus, been provided for an interaction between field veterinarians on one side and the research workers to take up research assignments as per requirements of the field. This is also going to contribute continuing education of our Vets.
  3. Post-graduation for in-service veterinarians: It was on the recommendation of the Punjab Council that a Scheme was instituted in the Department of Animal Husbandry wherein a provision was made to send 10 vets every year in various disciplines of veterinary and animal sciences for post graduate studies on full pay and allowances. The period is treated as on duty. Besides, every such a veterinarian is proved with an another sum of Rs.10,000/- per annum for stationery and purposes of thesis writing etc.
  4. Observance of Anti Rabbi Week: The State Govt. approved the recommendation of the Punjab Council that Anti-Rabic Week may be observed every year during the month of October. The Department of Animal husbandry has started
    observing the same. During the week ,vaccination against rabies has to be taken up on large scale so that the dogs are protected and the spread of disease checked to a considerable degree. Spaying of bitches is also an important component of the programme. Radio, television and print media are to be utilized to bring about awakening particularly among the dog lovers/breeders against the spread of disease and protection of their animals in this behalf. Functions are to be arranged in cities and towns of the state where besides the above , lectures are delivered to the dog lovers in respect of up keep of the dogs on most modern lines and their protection against various canine diseases. The experts from the college of vety sciences are also associated for the purpose at the main State level function.
  5. Meat Inspection by Veterinarians: Local self Govt. has acceded to the request of the Punjab Council that the meat being sold in the state would, require the anti mortem and post mortem inspection by a veterinarian. The job can't be assigned to any other person other than a registered veterinary practitioner in the state. The Govt. has also agreed upon to provide suitable honorarium to the vets engaged in meat inspection depending upon the number of animals slaughtered in a particular slaughter house. Such a scale has been prescribed.
  6. Private Vety. Clinics: Punjab Govt. has approved a scheme for opening of private vety clinics in the state. One such clinic is established at cost of Rs.3.50 lac. 10% of which is the amount of subsidy in general areas of the State whereas it is 15 % in border districts of the state.
  7. Issuance of Scheduled Vety Drugs : The department of animal husbandry, Punjab has issued instructions to it's medical store depot to issue scheduled vety drugs only to the registered veterinary practitioners on the recommendations of the Punjab Council.
  8. Performance for Health & Post Mortem Certificate: Punjab Council has Designed Performa's for animal health and post mortem certificate.
  9. Rules to Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act: This Council was instrumental for adoption of central rules to the prevention of cruelty to animals Act in the state of Punjab
  10. Introduction Of rabbits: A scheme has been instituted by the Department of Animal Husbandry for the introduction of rabbits in the state of Punjab on the advice of the Punjab council and the department has already established a rabbit-breeding farm for the purpose.
  11. Visit of registered vety practitioners to veterinary dispensaries Headed by Vety pharmacists: The Department of Animal husbandry has issued instructions to al the veterinary officers in the state to visit the vety dispensaries in their area of operation regularly and report the work done to the districts/State Headquarters . This will ensure quality service to the livestock owners.
  12. Introduction of course in respect of fish diseases : The state is moving fast towards blue revolution and in the process the farmers engaged in fish farming .
    On persuasion of Punjab Vety, council students of BVsc & AH in the college of vety. sciences Ludhiana has now introduced a course on fish diseases.
  13. Strengthening of the course on rabitery : There was a  small course on rabitery as per Minimum Standards of Vety Education, which has been Strengthened by the PAU on persuasion of the Punjab Council.
  14. Holding of Workshops and seminar: The holding of animal husbandry workshops/seminars by the college of vety. Science and department of Animal Husbandry has gone quite irregular. It has been now decided to hold these workshops/seminars twice in an year regularly on the suggestion of this council.
  15. Setting up of the Council Library: It has been decided to set up Council's Library and the process has been set in motion.
  16. Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Sciences to be one of the subject for IFS Examination : The matter was taken up with the Govt. of India in the Ministry Of Environment & Forest. The said ministry take up the issue with the UPSC. This subject is now included as one of the subjects for IFS Examination.
  17. Guide Lines for setting up of Diary Complexes outside cities/towns: On the instance of the Punjab Council the state Government has agreed in principle to take the Diary Complexes outside Municipal Limits.
  18. Opening of Veterinary Hospitals/Institutions headed by Vets: There are 1357 veterinary hospitals and 1534 vety. Dispensaries in the State. The hospitals are headed by veterinarians.

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